Our favorite Birds for Birdwatching
To be well informed about the many different birds that you can find in Ecuador we established this separate page about our favorite birds that you may discover during your birdwatching tour in Ecuador.
This midsize to large antpitta is quite rare. It lives in subtropical forest undergrowth.
Can be found in open waterside areas (East of Ecuador).
Lives in subtropical forests, near rivers.
Grey masked water tyrant
This Ecuadorian bird can be found in lower subtropics, near water.
Open wooded areas, near to water.
An Ecuadorian Bird that is mostly seen in Galapagos, near fresh and saltwater.
Striated heron (juv.)
Common in lowlands, near water.
Common in the eastern forest.
Lives in subtropical forests.
* This beautiful bird is Astrid’s favorite!
This bird is fairly seen in humid temperate forests.
Can be observed in humid forests. In east Ecuador mostly in flooded areas.
Very common in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Outside the forest, rather seen in subtropical forest edge.
Andean mixed area, near canopy
Lives on the humid forest edge, widespread in South America.
There are eight subspecies of the masked trogon that live in humid montane forests.
Remarkable about this woodpecker are its bright red and yellow colors.
Of course this is just a small selection. For a complete reference of all the birds in Ecuador we recommend this great field guide:
Ridgely, Robert S. and Paul J. Greenfield (2001). The Birds of Ecuador: Field Guide. Cornell University Press. ISBN 978-0801487217.